Cheltenham is a spa town situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, an outstanding area of natural beauty in the South West of England. The town is synonymous with culture with a number of events being held annually including the Cheltenham Music and Jazz Festivals, the Cheltenham Science Festival, the Cheltenham Gold Cup steeplechase and many others.

The towns fitting motto of 'Salubritas et Eruditio', meaning 'Education and health' is reinforced with the presence of historically renowned school and an ideal place for a Pitman Training Centre to be located.  We are keen to establish a Pitman Training Centre in Cheltenham and we are seeking commercially astute, ambitious individuals or organisations for whom training and education is their inspiration and are able to enthuse others.

The territory covers Cheltenham, Cotswold, Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh and all other areas within postcodes GL20 and GL50 to GL56. This postcode area has a population of approximately 225,700 (2011 census).


Cheltenham has been enjoying a stronger economy in recent years with employment rates much lower than the national average. The town has a high ratio of residents employed in professional and technical services with the area's largest employers being in aerospace, electronics and financial services.

The largest employers in the area are the National Health Service and the UK Government's Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) electronic surveillance operation which is situated in Cheltenham. Cheltenham is already a base for a number of international businesses including GE Aviation, Spirax Sarco and Kohler Mira.

With very good transport links and a diverse range of businesses requiring workers at all skills levels, Pitman Training are looking for a motivated, commercially minded individual or organisation to take Pitman Training into this vibrant town.


Franchise Type: New

Cost of Investment: £40,000+

Average Total Investment: £70,000 - £100,000 (varies based on start-up costs)

Estimated Turnover: £POA

Population: 225,700*

Capture Areas:

  • Cheltenham
  • Cotswold
  • Chipping
  • Campden
  • Moreton-in-Marsh

The sale includes:

  • A 5 year franchise agreement
  • Full training on all aspects of owning a Pitman Training Centre, including sales, marketing and the product
  • Pitman Training  website
  • A centre start up pack

*Approx. figures - franchise fees are determined by population in postcode areas so postcode area can be negotiable.